The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.
From 6:00 a.m. on 01/19/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/20/2022, MPD received 305 calls for service. This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. A breakdown of the calls for service per district is as follows: Central (53), East (56), Midtown (42), North (54), South (32), West (40), and Other (28). "Other" is used for calls that either do not have a sector or the sector is not in the City. This would be used in the case of one of our officers assisting another law enforcement agency.
SOUTH: Disturbance – 7:19 am. During an argument a subject struck another subject with a cane and put his fingers in his mouth in an attempt to injure him. The subject who was attacked told police he did not wish to press charges.
WEST: Assist Police – 8:00 am. Officers took into custody two suspects who were wanted by Marshall PD.
NORTH: Death Investigation – 1:15 pm. A subject (67-year-old female) was found deceased in her residence. The death appears to be related to medical issues. Nothing suspicious on scene.
NORTH: Check Person – 4:32 pm. Public library staff requested police assistance with a juvenile who arrived at the library and needed to be returned to the care of his parents. Officers spent several hours with the subject contacting various resources in an attempt to identify him and locate his residence. Police were eventually able to turn the subject over to the care of his father.
CENTRAL: Fight – 5:03 pm. Officers responded to the Salvation Army where three suspects were involved in a disturbance. A 31-year-old female was arrested and charged with attempted battery to LE, disorderly conduct, and battery. Two other suspects (54- and 48-year-old females) were charged with disorderly conduct.
NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:56 pm. Officers responded to Yahara Heights County Park where a subject was discovered deceased due to an apparent suicide. Nothing suspicious on scene.
SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:24 pm. During an argument the suspect (44-year-old male) threatened to beat the victim and broke her phone when she attempted to call police. The victim purchased a new phone and when further arguing ensued, she locked herself in the bathroom to call police. The suspect kicked in the door and took the victim's phone, wallet and keys. The suspect then strangled the victim and struck her in the mouth. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect on charges of domestic strangulation, intimidation of a victim, battery, disorderly conduct and damage to property. Suspect is at large.
NORTH: Traffic Crash – 1:03 am. Officers responded to the 900 block of Northport Dr for a car that crashed into a tree. The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was transported to the hospital. Investigation continuing.
CENTRAL: Disturbance – 1:33 am. Officers responded to the 500 block of State St for a suspect (21-year-old male) who was not complying with requests by staff that he leave the establishment. The suspect was arrested and charged with resisting and disorderly conduct.